Voting by mail is a popular option among California voters, but one that's not without problems. After noticing that thousands of vote-by-mail ballots were being routinely rejected each election, CVF conducted an in-depth, three-county study of California's vote-by-mail process and how it could be improved. That study and report led to new state laws that protect voters and help keep their ballots from being rejected. CVF is supportive of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenging California's laws that permit counties to reject voters' vote-by-mail ballots due to mismatched signatures without first giving voters a chance to provide a valid signature.
- Improving California's Vote-by-Mail Process: A Three-County Study (CVF 2014 report) PDF | HTML
- CVF President Kim Alexander's Declaration of Support for the ACLU's signature rejection lawsuit (2017)
- CVF 2020 Election Vote-by-Mail Infographic (available to download and repost):
- Vote by Mail information and application from the California Secretary of State
- Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM) Fact Sheet from Disability Rights California (2020)
- Applying for a Mailed Out Ballot - A State-by-State Guide from the National Vote at Home Institute (2019)
- Asian Americans face higher than average vote-by-mail ballot rejection rates in California, an Aug. 2017 issue brief from Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California